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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of ... See full summary »

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Jed Johnson

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Pat Hackett (story and screenplay), George Abagnalo (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyrinda Foxe Cyrinda Foxe ... R.C.
Matthew Anton Matthew Anton ... Drugstore Boy
Cathy Roskam Cathy Roskam ... Drugstore Mother
Carroll Baker ... Hazel Aiken
Susan Tyrrell ... Mary Aiken
Mary Boylan Mary Boylan ... Grandmother
Gordon Oas-Heim ... Mr. Aiken
Perry King ... L.T.
Michael Forella Michael Forella ... Ice Cream Counterman
Kitty Bruce Kitty Bruce ... Karla
Tere Tereba Tere Tereba ... Ingrid Joyner
Renee Paris Renee Paris ... Sara Leachman
Stefania Casini ... P.G.
John H. Starke John H. Starke ... Joe Leachman (as John Starke)
Ruth Jaroslow Ruth Jaroslow ... Electrolysis Patient
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Storyline

Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Bad See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Factory Films (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Vivian Vance also turned down the role of Hazel. She felt it would damage her image among fans who flocked to theaters to see her whenever she appeared in a play. See more »

Goofs

When Mary changes her baby's diaper, the soiled portion of the garment is in the front, not the back as is always the case. See more »

Quotes

Hazel Aiken: Oh, you're gonna need about fifteen minutes on that jaw line.
Glenda Montemorano: What about the pussy area?
Hazel Aiken: That'll have to be extra.
Marsha Montemorano: Hazel doesn't do pussies.
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut for its UK cinema release to remove all closeup footage of pornographic magazine material, and to edit the finger removal scene and shots of a dead baby. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Getting Off (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Talk
Courtesy of David Werner
Courtesy of RCA
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Here's to you Mrs. Aikens
30 October 2010 | by sunzncSee all my reviews

Andy Warhol's Bad or should it be Jed Johnson's Bad, is fascinating for the very fact that the film was released. Also for Carroll Baker's performance as Mrs. Aiken, a woman who runs a hair removal business out of her kitchen.

Baker's performance makes Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest look like a harmless little kitten. What fun it would be to see the two of them in a fight! The film seems to be made to appear as a low budget film but in fact is probably the most sophisticated of Warhol films. Baker's acting is superb and she probably has the best dialogue.

The other characters you won't forget for a long time. Oddly, Perry King's performance and character is the most bland. In fact, all of the males here are bland. It is the women that stand out.

Here is a harsh, brutal look at life in Queens when a woman or women have to come up with creative ways to make a buck. This is about mean people who no longer care about law or anyone who tries to adhere to law or impose any moral code whatsoever.

Kill or be killed. One of my favorite films but certainly not for everyone!


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